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By Reno Health Institute
September 21, 2020
Category: Thyroid
Tags: Thyroid Disorders  

Chances are that you know someone with a thyroid disorder. Perhaps you’re even living with one now. While you certainly wouldn’t know that someone has it just by looking at them, this invisibility can sometimes make it challenging to get the treatment you need. Fortunately, our Reno, NV, naturopathic doctor, Dr. Melissa Bachman can help

Types of Thyroid Disorders

From your energy levels to your metabolism, the thyroid regulates it all; therefore, when your thyroid doesn’t function properly, everything else in your body feels off. Common thyroid disorders include,

  • Hypothyroidism: An underactive thyroid
  • Hyperthyroidism: An overactive thyroid
  • Hashimoto’s disease: A common type of hypothyroidism in which the immune system attacks the thyroid

Common symptoms of a thyroid disorder include,

  • Hair loss or hair thinning
  • Fatigue
  • Dry skin
  • Weakness
  • Muscle aches
  • Intolerance to cold
  • Loss of sexual drive
  • Weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Constipation
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble concentrating (“mental fog”)

If you are experiencing symptoms of a thyroid disorder the sooner you see a doctor the better.

How Integrative Medicine Can Help the Situation

If you’re currently working with your doctor to find the right medication and therapies to help you but you feel like you’re not being heard or properly cared for, our Reno, NV, integrative medicine specialists can help. Instead of just giving you medication to treat symptoms, we focus on ways to correct the underlying problems that are making your thyroid disorder worse.

By pinpointing nutritional deficits, daily habits, and other factors that could be making your thyroid disorder worse, we can create a customized treatment plan that may include,

  • Nutrition and diet counseling
  • Supplementation (E.g. vitamin B12, selenium)
  • Natural herbs
  • Lifestyle changes (e.g. incorporating more aerobic exercise into your routine)
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Acupuncture

We can work with you to incorporate other alternative and integrative therapies to improve your health, energy, and quality of life.

Concerned? Give Us a Call

Are you experiencing fatigue, hair thinning, and other symptoms of a thyroid disorder? Have you been having trouble getting your thyroid disorder under control? If so, find out how Dr. Melissa Bachman at Reno Health Institute can help by dialing (775) 507-4740.

By Reno Health Institute
February 21, 2019
Category: Thyroid
Tags: holistic medicine  

This comprehensive medical care may be what you need to lead a healthier life.

Nothing is more important than our health, and while we may immediately point fingers at physical shortcomings and issues within theholistic medicine body have you ever stopped to consider that there are also emotional and mental factors that can play a role in your health? Here in Reno, NV, our naturopathic doctor Dr. Melissa Bachman and acupuncturist Dr. Chad Bachman believe that holistic medicine is the best way to provide you with the comprehensive care your mind and body and spirit need to manage your symptoms and improve your health.

What is holistic medicine?

As we mentioned above, holistic medicine provides healing that emphasizes treating the whole person rather than just focusing on the symptoms alone. There are several ways in which our Reno, NV, holistic medicine doctor can help treat or manage your conditions using a variety of methods that employ both conventional treatment options and alternative therapies.

What should I expect from holistic medicine?

If you are coming into our office with a disease or illness you can expect that our treatment options and services will help to determine the root cause of your symptoms rather than just trying to treat the symptoms themselves through medication or surgery. Once we diagnose your condition we will then be able to create a treatment plan that will encompass different conventional and alternative treatments along with lifestyle changes.

Some alternative therapies include acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal supplements. These treatments may also be used along with physical therapy, rehabilitation and exercise.

Who can benefit from holistic medicine?

Anyone who is dealing with health issues can benefit from what we have to offer here in Reno, NV. We treat patients dealing with a variety of problems such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Back problems

With holistic medicine you’ll find that not only does your body feel better but also your mental and emotional states have improved, as well.

Are you interested in the holistic medicine services we offer here in Reno, NV? Do you want to find out how holistic medicine can improve your health? If so, then it’s time to call Reno Health Institute today.

By Reno Health Institute
April 17, 2018
Category: Thyroid
Tags: Neck Pain  

There are many potential causes for neck pain and stiffness, from an injury or illness to lifestyle factors. If you spend a lot of time looking neck paindown at your phone like many Americans, you may be familiar with the recent phenomenon known as "text neck." Or maybe you're still experiencing pain and stiffness from a car accident or injury you suffered in the past. As with any instance of ongoing or chronic pain, you should not ignore prolonged neck pain and stiffness that does not improve, or that clears up and keeps coming back again and again. The Reno Health Institute in Reno, NV, can help to diagnose the source of your neck pain and manage your symptoms.

Neck Pain Diagnosis and Treatment in Reno, NV

Sometimes the underlying cause of your pain is clear when it results from trauma obtained during a fall or accident, or as the result of a sports injury. Common conditions like degenerative disc disease, which cause damage to the fluid-filled sacs (discs) that cushion the small bones (vertebrae) in the spine can cause pain, even if you are not aware of the condition or have not experienced an injury.

Other common causes of neck pain include:

  • Muscle strain
  • Tension headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle spasm
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Slipped or herniated disc
  • Stress
  • TMJ
  • Bad posture
  • Strain from sleep position

When to Seek Help for Neck Pain

If you are in an accident or are experiencing numbness or mobility problems, seek emergency medical treatment as soon as possible. Depending on the cause, some temporary instances of neck and back pain can be managed with conservative treatments and self-care like rest, ice or heat treatments, over the counter NSAIDs like Motrin or aspirin, and stretching or massage. The Reno Health Institute institute offers minimally invasive and therapeutic treatments like acupuncture to help alleviate pain and tension from many of the most common causes of neck and back pain.

Back and Neck Pain Relief in Reno, NV

If you are suffering from neck or back pain, contact Reno Health Institute by calling (775) 507-4740 to schedule an appointment today.